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Finding Aid for the Allen Family Collection of Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Ephemera, 1961-1963
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Series 1. John F. Kennedy inaugural material


Subseries 1. Ephemera

Box 1, Folder 1

Campaign button for John F. Kennedy

Box 1, Folder 2

Inaugural Guidebook 1961

Box 1, Folder 3

Invitation to Inaugural Ball 1961 January 20

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to the Inaugural Ball with envelope and RSVP card. 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Invitation to Inaugural Gala 1961 January 20

Scope and Content Note

Engraved invitation, hard card stock sheet, and envelope.
Box 1, Folder 5

Invitation to Inaugural Gala from the Democratic National Committee at the Armory 1961 January 19

Scope and Content Note

Invitation and envelope.
Box 1, Folder 6

Invitation to reception honoring Mr. James Edward Day, Postmaster General-Designate 1961 January 19

Scope and Content Note

Invitation and envelope.
Box 1, Folder 7

Official Inaugural photo of Marian and Albert H. Allen in Ball Gown with official seal 8x10" black and white photo 1961 January 20

Scope and Content Note

Marian Allen is wearing the I Magnin ball gown in this photo, which is part of this collection.
Box 1, Folder 8

Official Inaugural Program 1961 January 20

Scope and Content Note

The official Inaugural Program for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, January 20, 1961 with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 9

Programs--Inaugural Gala 1961 January 19

Scope and Content Note

Two Inaugural Gala programs in honor of the inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson at the Armory, Washington D.C. Includes photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Lydon B. Johnson, Harry S. Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and gala entertainers: Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, Leonard Bernstein, Joey Bishop, Nat Cole, Tony Curtis, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Gene Kelly, Alan King, Peter Lawford, Janet Leigh, Frederic March, Ethel Merman, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sidney Poitier, Keely Smith, Louis Prima, Juliet Prowse, Anthony Quinn, Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra, Pat Suzuki, and Helen Traubel.
Box 1, Folder 10

Reception Menu [1961]

Box 1, Folder 11

Tickets to Inaugural 1961 [January]

Scope and Content Note

  • 1 Presidential Inauguration Ticket- silver
  • 3 Inaugural Platform tickets, January 20, 1961 - green
  • 4 Inauguration tickets - blue and grey
  • 3 Texas State Society Reception honoring VP elect Lyndon B. Johnson tickets
  • 1 Democratic National Convention ticket
  • 1 Democratic National Committee Inaugural Gala contribution card for free ticket.

Subseries 2. Publications

Box 1, Folder 12

Inaugural Spectacle: by the editors of Life 1961

Publisher: Life

Scope and Content Note

Special edition magazine, "Inaugural Spectacle: by the editors of Life, Souvenir Edition 50¢
Box 2, Folder 1

Kennedy and his family in pictures: by the editors of Look 1963

Scope and Content Note

Magazine: "Kennedy And His Family: By the Editors of Look, with exclusive pictures from the files of Look, One Dollar."
Box 2, Folder 2

Life: November 29, 1963 1963 November 29

Scope and Content Note

Magazine: "Life: November 29, 1963 25¢ Caption reads, "President John F. Kennedy 1917-1963."
Box 2, Folder 3

Life: December 6, 1963 1963 December 6

Scope and Content Note

Magazine: "Life: December 6, 1963, 25¢ Caption reads, "Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline and John Jr. wait to join procession to capitol."
Box 2, Folder 4

Post: In Memoriam: A senseless tragedy, the New President 1963 December 14

Scope and Content Note

Magazine "Post: The Saturday Evening Post December 14, 1963 20¢: In Memoriam: A Senseless Tragedy, The New President, John F. Kennedy 1917-1963" Portrait on front cover by Norman Rockwell.
Box 2, Folder 5

Newspapers and Clippings 1961-1963

Physical Description: 18 clippings pasted on paper.

Scope and Content Note

Portions or whole of the following newspapers:
  • The Washington Post, January 20, 1961
  • The Washington Post, January 21, 1961
  • Citizen-News (Los Angeles), November 22,1963
  • Herald Examiner (Los Angeles), November 22, 1963 (2 copies)
  • Times Classified Ads (Los Angeles), November 23,1963
  • The Los Angeles Times, November 23, 1963
  • The New York Times, November 25, 1963.

Subseries 3. Textiles 1961

Box 3

Inaugural Ball Gown 1961 January 20

Scope and Content Note

I Magnin ball gown worn by Mrs. Allen to the Kennedy-Johnson Inauguration.

Series 2. Edmund G. Brown inaugural material

Box 1, Folder 13

Invitation to inaugural brunch 1961

Scope and Content Note

  • Invitation from the California Democratic Congressional Delegation to a Brunch for Californians at the Mayflower Hotel
  • Inaugural Activities Calendar and Information
  • Democratic National Committee Memorandum Re Inauguration.
Box 1, Folder 14

Program 1963 January 7

Scope and Content Note

Inaugural Ceremony and Joint Legislative Session Program. 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 15

Program 1963 January 6-8

Scope and Content Note

California Governor Brown's Inaugural Sacramento Tour Program.
Box 1, Folder 16

Program and tickets 1963 January 7

Scope and Content Note

  • Governor's Inaugural Celebration
  • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
  • Inaugural Dance, El Dorado Hotel Program. 2 copies
  • One inauguration ticket and one inaugural dance ticket.